New Works by Sigrid Burton, Rosenfeld, and Jennifer Young
March 28 - May 19, 2000
Emily Lowe Gallery
The imagery and color in my work is referential and meant to evoke associations from the viewer; the specific content is intended to be ambiguous. I draw, literally and figuratively, from the natural world; my imagery is derived from organic forms, including shells, plants, blossoms, fruits, and anatomical organs, as well as landscape. I am very interested , for example, in the relationship between botanical and anatomical structures. In addition, I have always been interested in the common language of forms, and the shared cross-cultural use of symbol and form throughout history.
Sigrid Burton, 2000
Rosenfeld is particularly attuned to sites where land, water, and sky all meet. The beach, the marsh, the creek are miracles of this convergence, a phenomenon the painter often emphasizes by narrowing the land to a strip that divides water from air. A receding body of water typically leads us deep into pictorial space where it meets an expanse of sky. Rosenfeld is drawn to a kind of unforced drama inherent in each landscape, and we have the uncanny feeling that nature is about to send us on a journey the end of which cannot be foreseen.
John Mendelsohn, 2000
My expressive figurative paintings honor the coexistence of the physical and the metaphysical. The figures dance, commune, conflict, and contradict, often through the use of dramatic narratives. The content in my work varies, from the very intimate to more worldly, archetypal subjects. But the real subject in my painting is the fleeting moment, where past, present, and future converge, proffering countless questions and an infinite number of possible answers. Layered information scored by opulent color charges the images with emotion and resonance. These sensibilities also extend to my many floral compositions, which, in may respects, I regard as stand-ins for the figure. Regardless of subject, each work inspires an admiration of spiritual kinesis that operates in the dominion of the physical plane.
Jennifer Young, 2000